Irish Music Industry Wants Mobile Operators to Implement “Three-Strikes”Added: Saturday, June 5th, 2010
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IRMA (the Irish Recorded Music Association) requires mobile operators to introduce “three-strikes” regime allowing to disconnect users repeatedly accused of copyright infringement.
The Irish Recorded Music Association keeps trying to ensure that people face a “three-strikes” regime every single time they go to the Internet, both through home broadband or mobile operator Internet connections.
The first target of IRMA among ISPs back two years ago was Eircom, the country’s largest Internet provider covering 40% of the market. At the beginning Eircom refused to implement such measure and argued it didn’t have any legal obligation to control traffic on its own network. Unfortunately, after growing legal pressure, the ISP finally made a decision to get out of the court and agreed to introduce a “three-strikes” regime to tackle unauthorized file-sharing. The policy officially came into effect at the end of May this year.
IRMA’s general director Dick Doyle also said that they are on the later stages of negotiations with 2 other ISPs on the issue of implementing a voluntary policy intended on disconnecting repeat infringers. Those two are believed to be Eircom’s mobile subsidiary Meteor as well as Vodafone.
Meanwhile, IRMA makes sure no Internet connection is deprived of its attention and keeps serving notice to some mobile operators too. It is reported to file plenary summonses against O2 & 3 Ireland in order to demand them to implement a “three-strikes” system on their networks.
The representatives for both have admitted they have received the legal letters from the Irish Recorded Music Association. However, so far only O2 firmly declares that it cannot be hold responsible for the unauthorized actions of its users. Its statement says that O2 is reviewing the issue at the moment, but it doesn’t think it can be legally responsible on the issue of unauthorized file-sharing activities any of its users might be engaged in.
The attempts of the Irish entertainment industry against home broadband connections are to be continued with a court hearing against UPC Ireland in two weeks.
June 5th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, June 5th, 2010
|posted by (2010-06-05 18:13:00)|
|come on upc..|
|If you read this article and if it is correct in its writing - they want three strikes to disconnect users stated by the IRMA (the Irish Recorded Music Association) requires mobile operators to introduce â€œthree-strikesâ€ regime allowing to disconnect users repeatedly accused of copyright infringement.|
So all you have be is "accused of copyright infringement". NOT proven of it...
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